M-ERA


M-ERA is a network of 38 organisations from 25 European countries supporting research in the area of material science and engineering. Consortium announces calls for international research projects supported by the European Commission.

To date M-ERA has announced four calls for proposals and funded 71 projects. The National Science Centre has been a member of M-ERA since 2015.

More information on M-ERA funded projects: https://www.m-era.net/joint-calls.

M-ERA.NET 2018 (open)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under M-ERA.NET 2 call for proposals. The call targets research in the following topics:

  • Multiscale modeling for materials engineering and processing (M3EP)
  • Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
  • High performance composites
  • Functional materials
  • New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications
  • Materials for additive manufacturing

The timetable for applications is:

  • Pre-proposals to be submitted: 12th of June 2018, 12:00 Central European Time,
  • Shortlisted applicants to submit full proposals 8th of November 2018, 12:00 Central European Time.

Applications must be submitted by at least 3 partners from at least 2 different countries participating in the call.

Countries participating in the call

Both the National Science Centre (NCN) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) are members of the M-ERA network. Applicants whose projects meet basic research criterion (TRL 1-4) can apply to the NCN, and they do not have to involve an industrial partner. Researchers whose project start from TRL 3-6 and achieve TRL 5-8 can apply to the NCBR and the involvement of an industrial partner is mandatory.

Detailed information about M-ERA.NET 2 Call

Additional information for NCN applicants

  1. According to UNISONO (please see pp. 2-3), the budget of the project is subject to evaluation at the pre-proposal stage. Therefore, the leaders of Polish research teams are requested to send the budget table of the Polish part of the project to: anna.kotarba@ncn.gov.pl, no later than June 12, 2018.
  2. On the full proposal stage Polish applicants must register their applications in the ZSUN/OSF submission system (UNISONO application). The application includes the following budget table.
  3. We strongly encourage all applicants to read information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO, s. 5-12).
  4. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium. Each Host Institution comprising the consortium has a separate budget, but the limit on the remuneration, referred to in paragraph 2.1.2 of the above mentioned document, applies to the consortium as a whole [please see UNISONO, p. 8-9: 2.1.2 a) i b)]. Please note that Polish consortia have higher limits on the remuneration.
  5. Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the ZSUN/OSF system should be given in PLN (1 EUR= 4,2024 PLN).
  6. We invite all researchers who plan to submit applications within M-ERA.NET 2 call to contact the NCN.

M-ERA.NET 2017 (closed)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under M-ERA.NET call for proposals.  The call targets research in the following topics:

  • Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)
  • Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
  • High performance composites
  • Multifunctional materials
  • New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications
  • Materials for additive manufacturing

The timetable for applications is:

  • Pre-proposals to be submitted: 13th of June 2017, 12:00 Central European Time,
  • Shortlisted applicants to submit full proposals 9th of November 2017, 12:00 Central European Time.

Applications must be submitted by at least 3 partners from at least 2 different countries participating in the call.

Countries participating in the call: https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2017/participating-countries-regions-call-2017.

Both the National Science Centre (NCN) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) are members of the M-ERA network. Applicants whose projects meet basic research criterion (TRL 1-4) can apply to the NCN, and they do not have to involve an industrial partner. Researchers whose project start from TRL 3-6 and achieve TRL 5-8 can apply to the NCBR and the involvement of  an industrial partner is mandatory.


Call documents:


Detailed information about M-ERA.NET Call: https://m-era.net/joint-calls/joint-call-2017

 

Additional information for NCN applicants:

  1. On the full proposal stage Polish applicants must register their applications in the OSF submission system (UNISONO application). The application includes the following budget table: http://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/UNISONO_budget_table.xlsx.
  2. We strongly encourage all applicants to read information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO, s. 5-12).
  3. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium.  Each Host Institution comprising the consortium has a separate budget, but the limit on the remuneration, referred to in paragraph 2.1.2 of the above mentioned document, applies to the consortium as a whole (please see UNISONO, p. 8-9: 2.1.2 a) i b)). Please note that Polish consortia have higher limits on the remuneration.  
  4. Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN (1 EUR= 4,3295 PLN).
  5. We invite all researchers who plan to submit applications within M-ERA.NET call to contact the NCN.

POLISH PROJECTS FUNDED WITHIN THE CALL:

  1. NADEA: Nano-scale duplex high entropy alloys produced by additive manufacturing

    Polish Principal Investigator: prof. dr hab. inż. Elżbieta Maria Godlewska

  2. Boron-Basalt fibers: Development of boron-infused basalt fiber reinforced concrete for nuclear and radioactive waste management application

    Polish Principal Investigator: dr inż. Łukasz Skarżyński

M-ERA.NET (closed)

We would like to invite researchers to submit proposals under M-ERA.NET call for proposals.  The call targets research in the following topics:

  • Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME),
  • Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces,
  • High performance synthetic and biobased composites,
  • Functional materials,
  • Interfaces between materials and biological hosts for health applications,
  • Materials for additive manufacturing.

The timetable for applications is:

  • Pre-proposals to be submitted: 14th of June 2016, 12:00 Central European Time,
  • Shortlisted applicants to submit Full Proposals 10th of November 2016, 12:00 Central European Time.

Applications must be submitted by at least 3 partners from at least 2 different countries participating in the call: http://www.m-era.net/joint-call-2016/participating-countries-regions-call-2016.

Both the National Science Centre (NCN) and the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) are members of the M-ERA network. Applicants whose projects meet basic research criterion (TRL 1-4) can apply to the NCN, and they do not have to involve an industrial partner. Researchers whose project start from TRL 3-6 and achieve TRL 5-8 can apply to the NCBR and the involvement of  an industrial partner is mandatory.

Budget of the Polish part of the research project should be calculated according to NCN eligible costs (p. 5-12). On the full proposal stage Polish applicants will be obliged to complete the budget table.

Call documentation

Please see also NCN Eligibility Requirements.

We invite all researchers who plan to apply for basic research projects to contact the NCN.

POLISH PROJECTS FUNDED WITHIN THE CALL:

  1. ALD4MAX: Atomic Layer Deposition for tailored bottom-top growth of MAX and MXene films

Polish Principal Investigator: dr Łukasz Kołodziejczyk, Lodz University of Technology

Partners: dr Diego Martínez, University of Minho (project coordinator); dr Mercedes Vila Juárez, Ctech Nano; prof. Mato KNEZ, CIC Nanogune; dr. Ir. V. Ocelik, University of Groningen

  1. BIOMEMBRANE: Bioengineered in vitro model of retinal pigmented epithelium of human eye

Polish Principal Investigator: dr hab. Wojciech Święszkowski, Warsaw University of Technology

Partners: prof. Giovanni Vozzi, University of Pisa – Research Center “E.Piaggio” (project coordinator), prof. Miguel Seabra, NOVA Medical School); dr Eugene Smit, Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company; dr Miguel Vega, Allinky Biopharma

  1. GoPHy MiCO: Governing Principles in Hydration of Mixed Conducting Oxides

Polish Principal Investigator: dr Aleksandra Mielewczyk-Gryń, Politechnika Gdańska

Partners: prof. Truls Norby, University of Oslo (project coordinator); dr Magnus H. Sørby, Institute for Energy Technology; prof. José M. Serra, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

  1. MuMo4PEC: Multiscale Modelind and Design of Photo-Electrochemical Interfaces

Polish Principal Investigator: dr Bartłomiej Szyja, Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Partners: dr A. Bieberle-Hütter, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (project coordinator); prof. Sofia Calero, Universidad Pablo de Olavide; prof. Thijs Vlugt, Delft University of Technology

  1. PELARGODONT: Engineering and functionalization of delivery systems with Pelargonium sidoides biologically active substance on inflamed periodental suface area

Polish Team: prof. Marek Kowalczuk, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials Polish Academy of Sciences (Polish Principal Investigator); prof. Stanisław Kistryn, Jagiellonian University

Partners: prof. Nijole Savickiene, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (project coordinator), prof. Maija Dambrova, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis; prof. Andrejs Skesters, Riga Stradins University, Laboratory of Biochemistry; prof. Lia Rimondini, Università Piemonte Orientale; dr Vygandas Juras, UAB Ferentis

  1. PNANO4BONE:  Nanovectors engineered for plasma enhanced theranostics in regenerative medicine 

Polish Team: prof. Grażyna Ginalska, Medical University of Lublin (Polish Principal Investigator); prof. Joann Pawłat, Lublin University of Technology

Partners: Dr David , Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (project coordinator); prof. Sophie Hermans, Université Catholique de Louvain; dr Cristina Canal, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña; dr Richard Fry, CELLON SA

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M-ERA.NET 2 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685451.